Dominion Brook Park is located in North Saanich, close to the airport on East Saanich Road, across the street from the Panorama Rec. Centre. (See map below for address and location) It's not a large park - only about 11 acres - but it packs in a lot of beauty in a small space!
One of Canada's best collections of rhododendrons is on display at Finnerty Gardens on the University of Victoria Grounds. Yet it's probably one of the least known - at least to the casual tourist. But if you come to Victoria for the gardens, it should be on the top of your list of 'must
When arriving and departing Victoria, BC either by air or a BC Ferry to the mainland, you'll pass by the quaint city of Sidney (or Sidney-by-the Sea). I strongly urge you to make the short drive back there while you're in the area and check it out! In addition to being known as 'booktown' (see
The history of the fortification of Victoria, BC goes all the way back to 1878 when the first muzzle loading batteries were built to defend Victoria and the Esquimalt Naval Base by the Royal Navy. While you may not be a history buff, Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site is still well worth a visit
Tod Inlet in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park One of our favourite spots in Victoria is tucked in behind Butchart Gardens where thousands of people visit every year but have no idea that this hidden gem is close by! Part of the reason is that this beautiful tree-lined inlet is only accessible by boat or by
For a unique biking or walking experience, I suggest you drive up to see the amazing century old Kinsol Trestle which is now part of the Trans Canada Trail. It's about an hour's drive up the beautiful Malahat (Hwy #1) to the parking lot. (See below for directions) It stands 44 metres high and is
If you'd like to do some sightseeing from the air ... here's some Air Tours to consider: Harbour Air Seaplane Tours. Reservations Contact Center Hours of Operation: 1.800.665.0212 (Pacific Standard Time): Monday to Friday: 6AM to 9PM Saturday and Sunday: 7AM to 7PM Many tours available - Click Here for options Victoria Flying Club
2020 DUE TO COVID-19 WE'RE NOT SURE THE MARKET WILL RUN THIS YEAR. I KNOW THEY'RE TRYING TO MOVE THE MARKET OFF THE STREET ... WHICH MAY WORK. KEEP CHECKING FOR UP-DATES. From 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Beginning in June and continuing to September, between 4 and 8 pm on the second Wednesday of
After moving to Central Saanich recently I've enjoyed searching out new parks to walk and hike in the area. Today we explored a small-ish park (about 36 hectares/90 acres) in North Saanich called Horth Hill. It seems to be a very popular hike for walking your dog ... there were dozens we met on
March 30, 2017 It's finally starting to look like spring in Victoria! It might be a bit late this year but Mother Nature is making up for that! Take a deep breath ... can you smell all the wonderful flowers? These photos were taken in Esquimalt ... just a short drive from downtown Victoria.